Recent Action on Democratic Bills



Rep. Mark Cardenas, D-Phoenix (District 19)
This bill requires the Director of the ADOA to establish a veteran-owned goal of awarding state contracts to veteran-owned businesses.
Status: HB 2004 passed the Military, Veterans and Regulatory Affairs Committee (9-0-0-0-0-0) before being approved by the Rules Committee (7-0-0-2-0-0). The Arizona House approved HB 2004 (38-20-2-0-0) on February 21, 2017.


Rep. Randy Friese, D-Tucson (District 9)
This bill requires the precinct committeemen in a county with 30 or more PCs to nominate three vacancy nominees in the incident of a vacancy in their county. They must send the list of nominees to the board of supervisors, who must appoint one of the nominees to the vacant position within five days.
Status: HB 2048 passed unanimously through both Local and International Affairs Committee and the Committee on Rules before being unanimously approved (59-0-1) by the Arizona House on February 2, 2017. HB 2048 is now pending action in the Senate.

Rep. Ken Clark, D-Phoenix (District 24)
This bill requires an out-of-state nonprofit or LLC to obtain a certificate of registration to do business in Arizona before spending money for the purpose of influencing an election in Arizona.
Status: HB 2054 was approved unanimously by Government Committee (8-0-0-0-0-0) before passing Rules Committee (7-0-0-2-0-0). On February 21, 2017, the Arizona House approved HB 2054 (32-27-1-0-0). HB 2054 was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee (7-0-0-0) on March 16, 2017.




Rep Ken Clark, D-Phoenix (District 24)
This bill requires the county recorder to establish a method for notifying early ballot voters if there is a defect in their ballot materials that will result in it being rejected.
Status: HB 2055 was passed unanimously by both the Government Committee (8-0-0-0-0-0) and the Rules Committee (9-0-0-0-0-0) before being approved by the Arizona House (32-28-0-0-0) on February 23, 2017. This bill is now pending action in the Senate.

Rep. Ken Clark, D-Phoenix (District 24)
HB 2074 appropriation; fairgrounds; preservation; historic buildings
This bill gives money to the State Fair Board for the renovation and preservation of Arizona's historic fairground buildings.

Status: HB 2074 passed the Appropriations Committee (12-0-0-2-0-0) before being approved by the Rules Committee (8-0-0-1-0-0). From there, this bill went on to be passed by the Arizona House (44-14-2-0-0) on March 1, 2017. HB 2074 is now pending action in the Senate.

Rep. Jesus Rubalcava, D-Gila Bend (District 4) 
This bill requires school districts and charter schools to provide at least 50 minutes of unstructured recess each school day in grades K-5 with the exception of half-day kindergarten students who receive 25.
Status: HB 2082 was unanimously passed in both the Education Committee (11-0-0-0-0-0) and Rules Committee (9-0-0-0-0-0) before being approved by the Arizona House on February 21, 2017 (39-20-1-0-0). HB 2082 was approved by the Senate Education Committee on March 16, 2017 (6-1-0-0).


Rep. Rosanna Gabaldon, D-Sahuarita (District 2)
This bill establishes an Arizona silver-haired legislature consisting of a nonpartisan panel of members at least sixty years old that are elected by their peers.
Status: HB 2140 passed unanimously through the Government Committee (8-0-0-0-0-0) and the Rules Committee (9-0-0-0-0-0) before being approved by the Arizona House (31-28-1-0-0) on February 6, 2017. HB 2140 is currently pending action in the Senate. 


Rep. Diego Espinoza, D-Tolleson (District 19)
This bill permits school district and charter high schools to establish a career and college readiness program for at-risk youth.
Status: This bill passed Education Committee (5-4-0-2-0-0) before being approved by the Rules Committee (7-0-0-2-0-0). The Arizona House approved HB 2184 (52-7-1-0-0) on February 22, 2017. This bill was approved by the Senate Education Committee (7-0-0-0) on March 23, 2017.

Rep. Ken Clark, D-Phoenix (District 24)
This bill prohibits a homeowners' association from using cumulative voting, whereby people cumulate their votes by multiplying the number of votes they are allowed to cast by the number of directors they are entitled to vote for or by casting the total number of votes for a single candidate.
Status: HB 2321 was approved by Local and International Affairs Committee (6-0-0-1-0-0) before being passed unanimously in the Rules Committee. On February 16, 2017, HB 2321 was unanimously approved by the Arizona House (58-0-2). On March 8, 2017 HB 2321 was approved by the Senate Government Committee.

Rep. Rosanna Gabaldon, D-Sahuarita (District 2)
This bill allows a local entity to create a program that will provide emergency responders with critical health information about program participants involved in a car accident and who are unable to communicate with first responders.
Status: HB 2323 unanimously passed both Health Committee (9-0-0-0-0-0) and Rules Committee (9-0-0-0-0-0) before being approved by the Arizona House (59-0-1-0-0) on February 22, 2017. This bill was passed by the Senate Government Committee on March 8, 2017(7-0-0-0) and approved by the Senate Rules Committee the same day.

Rep. Richard Andrade, D-Phoenix (District 29)
This bill requires that a license, certificate or registration issued to any member of the National Guard or the Armed Forces Reserves must not expire while the member is serving on active duty and allows it to be extended 180 days if the member requests to do so. If the license, certificate or registration is renewed during the extended time period, the member is only responsible for normal fees and activities relating to the renewed license.
Status: HB 2341 was unanimously approved in both Military, Veterans and Regulatory Affairs Committee (9-0-0-0-0-0) and Rules Committee (9-0-0-0-0-0) before being passed by the Arizona House on February 16, 2017 (58-0-2-0-0). The Senate Commerce and Public Safety Committee approved HB 2341 on February 27, 2017 (7-0-1-0). On March 6, 2017, the Senate Rules Committee approved HB 2341. On March 22, The Senate approved amended HB 2341 (29-0-1-0-0). On March 23, 2017, HB 2341 moved on to the Senate to be finalized. It was approved with a 56-0-4-0-0 vote. HB 2341 is now going to the Governor.


Rep. Richard Andrade, D-Phoenix (District 29)
HB 2342 veterans' services; benefits counselors; appropriation
This bill appropriates funds to the Arizona Department of Veterans' Services. The funds go to hiring counselors that provide counseling and assistance to veterans, their dependents and survivors.
Status: HB 2342 was approved by the Military, Veterans, and Regulatory Affairs Committee (7-2-0-0-0-0) before being passed by the Appropriations Committee (12-1-0-1-0-0). After being approved by the Rules Committee (8-0-0-1-0-0), the Arizona House passed HB 2342 (38-21-1-0-0). On March 13, 2017, HB 2342 was approved by the Senate Commerce Committee (7-1-0-0).



Rep. Reginald Bolding, D-Phoenix (District 27)
This bill requires high schools to provide college accessibility awareness to enrolled students by including a checklist indicating progress towards completing state university admission requirements on report cards issued to students in grades 9-12.  
Status: HB 2361 was approved by the Education Committee (6-2-0-3-0-0) before being approved by the Rules Committee (7-0-0-2-0-0). The Arizona House passed HB 2361(47-13-0-0-0) on February 23, 2017. This bill is now pending action in the Senate.

Rep. Charlene Fernandez, D-Yuma (District 4)
 This bill requires the ADHS to establish a voluntary process for certification of community health workers.  
Status: HB 2426 unanimously passed throught both the Health Committee (9-0-0-0-0-0) and Rules Committee (9-0-0-0-0-0) before being approved by the Arizona House (41-17-2-0-0) on February 21, 2017. HB 2426 is now pending action in the Senate.


Rep. Diego Espinoza, D-Tolleson (District 19)
This bill designates January 2017 as "Care Enough to Get in the Way" month.
Status: HCR 2016 was approved by the Federalism, Property Rights and Public Policy Committee (9-0-0-0-0-0) before being passed by the Rules Committee (7-0-0-2-0-0). The Arizona House approved HCR 2016 (56-2-2-0-0) on February 21, 2017.









                                          







1 comment:

  1. Well done, you all. Thanks for your hard work and persistence!

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